Wako-ji Buddhist Temple and pomegranates in Osaka, Japan photographs by Sydney Solis. The haibun Pomegranates has been published in MacQueen’s McQuinterly Arts and Literary Journal. The haibun was inspired by this place and its pomegranates.
I wrote the haibun Me & Mu 無 after visiting the Saihō-ji 西芳寺 Zen Temple in 2018. We were required to do sutra copying before viewing its famous moss gardens and landscape, which prepared our minds for the sublime event. I’m grateful and honored to announce that Me & Mu 無 is published in The Haibun Journal 4:1. I … Continue reading My Me & Mu 無 Haibun Published in The Haibun Journal
Prize-winning photo of the Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka is available at Studio Sol on Society6. The pandemic had a funny effect on me. After what seemed like two years sitting inside our Orlando living room staring at my husband, getting cast in independent films got me out in the world again. Hence, the slowdown … Continue reading Haiku, Haibun, Book News, Mythology and More
The moss garden and pond at Tofukuji Buddhist Temple in Kyoto reminded me of the famous Basho haiku poem about a frog.
A round up of new haiku books, haibun journals, video haiku and a contest. Some I am published in. Have a look!
Photo Haiku No. 1 by Sydney Solis celebrates the beauty of azaleas.
Attending Hailstone Haiku Circle's online Kukai in horizontal position at 2 a.m. here from my bed in Florida last Sunday, I enjoyed seeing and hearing via Zoom some dear old friends and new faces from my haiku circle in Japan. The theme of the haiku reading and sharing was endings and beginnings, and founder Stephen Gill … Continue reading Bashō in Osaka, His Final Haiku and New Beginnings
A compendium of different Haiku, Haibun and Photo Haiku books, contests and websites.
Art and literature lovers, culture and language junkies - join me and some amazing global group of artists and writers for the Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology Virtual Conference Oct. 31- Nov. 1.
An 850-year-old Goshinboku, sacred camphor tree, at Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan greets pilgrims walking the Kumano Kodo.